This month, we meet Ivana Piližota, who joined the Ensembl Compara team in 2020. She tells us how her everyday work life looks like and what sparked her interest in bioinformatics.Continue reading
Getting to know us: Nuno from Ensembl Variation
We are reviving our Getting to know us blog series! First up is Nuno Agostinho, who joined the Variation team at the end of 2021. Here, we’ll get to know Nuno, what his role is, and how he became part of the Ensembl project.Continue reading
What’s coming in Ensembl 102 / Ensembl Genomes 49
Ensembl 102 (and Ensembl Genomes 49) are due to be released in October 2020. As with all releases, we cannot guarantee that anything listed here will make it into the final release.Continue reading
Ensembl 101 has been released!
We’re pleased to announce the release of Ensembl 101, and the corresponding release of Ensembl Genomes 48. The highlights of this release include an update of the human gene annotation and new population frequency data along with 39 new genomes including a new sheep reference and crop cultivars.Continue reading
Ensembl Rapid Release
We are excited to announce the launch of the Ensembl Rapid Release website. Ensembl Rapid Release is a new, lightweight genome browser designed to allow quick release of the latest genome annotation for a large number of vertebrate and non-vertebrate species.Continue reading
Getting to know us: Astrid from Outreach
Ever wondered what an Outreach Officer does? Meet Astrid who talks about her job and how she got here.
Removal of ontology database patching SQL scripts from Ensembl repository in Ensembl 96
In the next release of Ensembl (Ensembl 96) we will remove our ontology database patching scripts from the main Ensembl repository.
There is now a dedicated module using the EBI OLS service to load Ensembl required ontologies. Considering this module is now in charge of loading the required data, the previous databases patches have been moved to the ols-ensembl-loader repository.
If you need to update your system with future patches, please now refer to the ols-ensembl-loader repository sql directory where files are already available.
Please contact the Ensembl Helpdesk if you have any questions or want to find out more about how this might affect your work.
Getting to know us: Guy from Ensembl Plants
Today we are meeting Guy, who works in the Plants team of Ensembl Genomes. He talks about how he came to Ensembl, his interests and experiences so far.
Custom data upload: creating URLs for large files
Did you know you can upload your own data for display alongside the reference genomes in Ensembl? For some file types, and files larger than 20MB in size you will need to create a URL to attach the data, rather than uploading from your local directory. It’s not difficult to create these URLs, but there are quite a few steps, so read on to find out how!
Regulatory build update for Ensembl 95
A brand new regulatory build for the human GRCh38 and GRCh37 assemblies was released in Ensembl 95 earlier this week. The new regulatory build incorporates data for 55 new and 38 updated epigenomes from the ENCODE project. So what are the differences from the previous regulatory build?